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The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Mercury Part 1 (Revised Edition 2022)’.
Retrograde Mercury in First House in Cancer
When retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer, Cancer rises in the ascendant. Mercury rules the third and twelfth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the malefic part is higher, in most cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Mercury in the first house of horoscope in Cancer is malefic in many cases, though it may turn benefic in some cases. It may happen when such Mercury is influenced by one or more benefic planets, and/or an overall benefic horoscope. The concept of a malefic planet turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Mercury in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer can bless the native with good results related to siblings, colleagues, creativity, spiritual growth, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Mercury can render various types of benefits to the native, related to or through his siblings and/or lifespan. Considering siblings, some of them may come across success, money, fame, and/or authority, and the native may witness many benefits because of them. They may stand by the native and they may help him get out of his problems, many times in his life.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Mercury can help the native achieve success as a teacher, coach, instructor, consultant, therapist, advisor, lawyer, speaker, orator, journalist, blogger, editor, anchor, actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer, mathematician, charted accountant, banker, astrologer, psychic, religious guru, preacher, researcher, analyst, professional dealing in education industry, coaching, marketing, advertisement, event management, computer, software, IT, food, health, pharma, fitness, finance, television, music, sports, media, publishing, travel, hotel, airline, telecom, website, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer with Saturn, benefic Rahu and benefic Moon. Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Capricorn, benefic Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini, benefic Venus is placed in the second house in Leo, and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Libra. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may specialize in physics, and he may witness good results.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Cancer with Moon, Mercury, Saturn and Rahu; the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable knowledge of his field, and he may come across very good amount of success and recognition, along with good amount of money. He may conduct research, and he may come across discoveries. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most recognized scientists of his time, and he may receive several awards, including a Nobel prize.
Such retrograde Mercury can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of professional. Taking an example, kindly read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Mercury in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer can trouble the native with problems related to siblings, colleagues, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Mercury rules the third and twelfth house, and it is placed in the first house. If such retrograde Mercury is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through his siblings and/or lifespan. Considering siblings, he may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may witness various types of problems through them or due to them. He may have siblings who may be criminals, and/or drug addicts, and he may face several problems because of them. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, he may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him, intentionally or unintentionally.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. Taking an example, suppose malefic retrograde Mercury is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Cancer with malefic retrograde Saturn. Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Gemini with Venus; malefic debilitated Rahu forms Pitra Dosh in the ninth house in Pisces, malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in third house in Virgo, Moon is placed in the sixth house in Sagittarius, and Mars is placed in the eighth house in Aquarius with Jupiter.
In this case, native’s mother as well as father may die before his age of 25 or 20. He may not find a permanent profession throughout his life. He may only find temporary jobs, and he may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may also witness financial tightness and debts from time to time. He may have bad relationships with some of his siblings, and/or he may face several problems because of them, including financial losses and bad reputation. His first marriage may fail, and he may or may not get married again. He may die before his age of 50 or 45, due to a heart attack, some type of cancer, because of a fatal viral infection like COVID; or he may kill himself.